Wigan’s Ryan Colclough scores twice then subbed to make son’s birth

Wigan’s Ryan Colclough scores twice then subbed to make son’s birth

A footballer who scored twice before being subbed to see his son’s birth, has spoken of his relief at getting there “just in the nick of time”.

Wigan Athletic’s Ryan Colclough made a double strike against Doncaster before a nod from his watching father in the stands indicated his partner’s waters had broken.

He said he raced down the tunnel and made it to the birth – in full kit – with 30 minutes to spare.

He said: “It was a great feeling.”

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Both mother and his second son, who he said weighed in at 8lbs 6ozs, are “doing very well”.

The winger said he was “overwhelmed” with a great night “both on and off the pitch”.

Wigan beat Doncaster 3-0 in Tuesday’s League One game.

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